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How did the colonial government promote settler agriculture in Kenya?

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Colonial government promoted settler agriculture in Kenya by;

  • Provision of large tracks of land to the settler farmers.
  • Introduction of forced labor to ensure adequate labor force
  • Introduction of kipande system to ensure Africans remain in employment
  • Introduction of squatter system on settle farmers to ensure availability of labor force
  • Forbidding Africans from growing cash crops.
  • Introduction of taxes that forces Africans to seek wage employment
  • Credit facilities were given to the settler farmers
  • Provision of Agricultural extension services to the settler farmers.
  • Development of transport network systems in the settler area e.g railways and roads.
  • Provision of security to settler against any possible African rebellion.
  • Creation of the ministry of agriculture to coordinate agriculture activities.
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